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Thought of the day

thought of the daySometimes it can be embarrassing to ask for a helping hand.

Beer vs. Coffee

Click on the image below to enlarge this infographic that compares how beer and coffee impact your brain. beercoffee-640x1960

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Monday blues

Monday blues

What kind of wines do you prefer

Wine-Cheat-SheatAs a general rule, I prefer wines that are more bold.  Are you a wine drinker? What sort of wines do you prefer?

Angry roommate

Angry roommateMethinks someone has anger management issues.

Monday blues

Monday morningsEspecially, when everyone but you has the day off. Those Mondays really bite.

BosGuy’s wish for you

Making the case for Valentine's DayI hope that 2014 will bring you much love (of the romantic variety). That is unless you happen to be looking at that special someone already in which case, please turn off your laptop, tablet or phone and spend the evening enjoying each other’s company rather than taking their presence for granted.

Pick your cupid

Valentine's DaySince Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, I wanted to give you a chance to select your preferred cupid.  Let his arrow aim true.

Sleep attire

Sleep AttireLast month Large Tony asked this question on his blog in his post, Sleep Number. I thought I’d conduct my own unscientific study.  For the record, Sergio and my night time attire is no. 2. Share your number in the comments section.

Attitude Magazine Naked issue

Naked IssueFor those outside of the U.K., you may have missed the 2014 Naked Issue of Attitude Magazine. Bookmark their website if you don’t get the magazine.  However, should you not feel so inclined, rest assured that is why I am here for you.  This year’s Naked Issue features the very attractive, UK reality TV star and new Dad, Dan Osborne.

Naked IssueLike what you see? You can see more of Dan here and you can follow him on Twittah @DannyO.

Which Disney princess are you most like

Disney Princess quizAre you looking for a distraction today? Have you tried the online quiz that determines which Disney Princess you are most like? It is pretty fun and takes just a few minutes.

Apparently I’m most like Snow White.  Not sure if that is true, but I’ll take it because I love anyone who can surround themselves with 7 men and ends up with a tall, dark and handsome prince.

Take the quiz and let me know who you most resemble

Why is your state so…

Why is your state so...Click on image to enlarge

What are people commonly asking about your state? The @Amazing_Maps Twitter account shared this graphic earlier this week, showing the top Google auto complete suggestion for every state.  I’m actually rather proud of Massachusetts auto complete.

Worldwide annual coffee consumption per capita

coffee_consumption-3So go ahead and grab a second third cup.

Source: ChartsBin

Martin Luther King Day

MLK quote hope smallerIn lieu of my weekly Monday Blues post, I thought I’d insert this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. It is one of my favorite quotes from Dr. King. Unlike virtually everyone I know here in Boston, I’m actually working today so enjoy the day for me.

Instacart same day grocery delivery service

Instacart BostonIn December I wrote a brief post about Instacart – a Northern Californian grocery delivery service – that recently expanded into Boston.  At the time Instacart was only servicing orders from Shaws, but they have recently added Whole Foods to what appears to be a growing list of vendors they plan to support in the Boston market.

Get $10 off and no delivery fee when you use promo code: BOSGUY

Instacart was nice enough to offer a $35 trial coupon that waived my delivery fees (orders < $35 are subject to a $3.99 delivery fee) so I placed my first of what I think could be many future online orders.  Instacart User InterfaceThe user interface is similar to other services, allowing you to search for specific items, browse by popular items or aisles. Instacart also allows you to purchase alcohol if sold at a grocery store.  Something else I really liked about Instacart’s service was the ability to choose replacements for out of stock items and how I could automatically add the tip for the personal shopper who brings me my groceries.

I’ve included a screenshot of my check out process that shows you the flexibility you have in determining delivery times.  Unlike some other online gorcery services in this market, the delivery fee from Instacart is several dollars less and the one hour window is more accommodating.

Instacart Boston

My first experience with the delivery service proved to be as satisfying. I had selected a 3-4PM delivery window and received a couple of texts that kept me up to date on the progress of my order. A polite personal shopper arrived on time at 3:45PM. Although some of the substitutes weren’t what I had expected; overall I was happy with the choices. Following the delivery I was given the option to rate my shopper, adjust my tip and leave any comments.

While I do genuinely enjoy grocery shopping, there are many times when I don’t have the time or the weather makes me think twice about stepping foot outside. For those moments and more, I think I’ll probably lean heavily on this new grocery delivery service.

WHAT A BARGAIN:  Instacart is offering a $10 off and free delivery through the end of January.  Use the discount code: BOSGUY.

Note that Instacart has also recently expanded their service to include: 02135 – Brighton, 02130 – JP, 02125 – North Dorchester, 02120 – Mission Hill, 02119 – Roxbury, 02445 / 02446 – Brookline, 02163 – Soldier’s Field & Lower Allston, 02140/02144 – Davis Square.

Check their website if you are unsure if they service your area.